Geographia Polonica (1993) vol. 61

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Albert Park, Durban — Mixed-race residential areas during the phase of reformed apartheid

Jürgen Bàhr, Ulrich Jiirgens

Geographia Polonica (1993) vol. 61, pp. 449-458

Abstract

Since the end of the 1970s the government of South Africa has shown adecreasing interest in enforcing apartheid measures, and the social and economicpractice of apartheid has been reformed. In the process, residential structures havedeveloped in which, contrary to the provisions of the Group Areas Act, populationgroups of different skin colours live together. Using Albert Park, a mixed racialresidential area in Durban with flatland character, as an example, this study tries toanalyse the motives and processes that have led to an influx of non-whites into"white" areas.

Keywords: mixed-racial area, South Africa

Jürgen Bàhr, Institute of Geography, University of Kiel, Kiel, Germany
Ulrich Jiirgens, Institute of Geography, University of Kiel, Kiel, Germany